HANDICAP in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HANDICAP
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 n.  disadvantage; physical disability; cripple; hinder; impede
Classic Sentence:
1  And also he labored under another handicap now.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 27
2  You start me on my investigation with a very serious handicap.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  He was so handicapped by illiteracy and by his trusting disposition that he would be an easy prey to sharpers.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: I
4  He had been handicapped from his birth.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
5  A people thus handicapped ought not to be asked to race with the world, but rather allowed to give all its time and thought to its own social problems.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In I
6  In the work of establishing the Negroes as peasant proprietors, the Bureau was from the first handicapped and at last absolutely checked.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
7  In the face of all his handicaps, Jurgis was obliged to make the price of a lodging, and of a drink every hour or two, under penalty of freezing to death.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
8  In the face of handicaps such as these the packers counted themselves lucky if they could kill off the cattle that had been crippled in transit and the hogs that had developed disease.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 26
Example Sentence:
1  It is arguable that this was not as grave a handicap as it might appear.
2  It takes two to three weeks to grow the culture from which the presence of handicap can be detected.
3  Despite her handicap, Jane is able to hold down a full-time job.
4  She can't drive because of her visual handicap.
5  Not speaking the language is a real handicap.
6  He lost his leg when he was ten, but learnt to overcome his handicap.
7  The main handicap is uncertain rainfall, with the occurrence at irregular intervals of very serious droughts.
8  I agree with Ontario Hunter, because I do not feel the need to handicap myself by using anything less than the best rifle available when hunting deer.
9  It's almost inconceivable that a handicapped girl is very independent and lives all alone.
10  The social worker advised them to put their handicapped child into care.
11  Our findings relate to physically rather than the visually handicapped pupils.
12  She has managed to overcome her physical handicaps.